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Zimbabwe Army on high alert amid rising party tensions

All soldiers in the Zimbabwe National Army have been recalled from leave amid rising tensions and potential disturbances that could erupt as the Zanu PF succession battle hots up.

Zimbabwe's president urges white farmers to cede land to blacks

Harare - Zimbabwe's president, Robert Mugabe, urged white farmers to cede land to black farmers. He spoke at a rally with Zanu-PF Wednesday.

Zimbabwe official urges people to stop using condoms

Harare - A top Zimbabwe official shocked the western world by calling it out on what he argued was a ploy to stunt the nation's growth. His solution? Zimbabweans should stop using condoms.

Op-Ed: Robert Mugabe in Disneyland

At one time, people used to visit Rhodesia to see the ruins of Zimbabwe; now they visit Zimbabwe to see the ruins of Rhodesia. Here's why.

Zimbabwean charged for using Mugabe poster as toilet paper

No one should be foolish enough to present their backside to Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe — even if it is only a poster of the Zimbabwean ruler.

Prime Minister Tsvangirai calls election a 'huge farce'

Harare - Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirari has dismissed Wednesday's presidential election as a "farce" as his opponent, the incumbent, Robert Mugabe won in a landslide victory.

Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe vows to step down if defeated

Harare - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has promised to step down after 33 years in power if he loses Wednesday's election. "If you lose you must surrender," the leader of the Zanu-PF party said.

China extends $36m infrastructure loan to Zimbabwe

Harare - The Chinese government has agreed to provide Zimbabwe with a $36 million loan to fund various initiatives in the east African country.

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe invites new Pope to visit

During all the pomp of the inaugural mass for Pope Francis, one face in the VIP section caused a stir. Robert Mugabe, President of Zimbabwe, has been banned from visiting any EU countries since 2002 but Pope Francis went so far as to shake his hand.

Op-Ed: Reprise to Paxman's 'Empire'

Earlier this month, Robert Mugabe was apparently dying in a Singapore hospital bed. As he returns home, it is time to look back on the legacy of the British Empire as documented by Jeremy Paxman in his recent TV series.

Carpenter arrested over Mugabe joke

Richmore Mashinga Jazi, a carpenter from Dangamvuru in Zimbabwe has been arrested and charged after making a joke about the country's president Robert Mugabe's birthday party.

Mugabe tells Cameron 'to hell with you' over gay rights

Harare - The Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, 88, during a speech he gave at his recent lavish birthday party, reacted to the British Prime Minister David Cameron's call in support of gay rights, saying, "to hell with you."

Op-Ed: Robert Mugabe birthday party makes Nero's orgies look tame

Robert Mugabe turns 88 on Feb. 21 and, as has become tradition, will celebrate in tremendous style with literally millions being spent on ensuring the dictator has a day to remember. Meanwhile, the people of Zimbabwe are starving and dying.

EU extends, lifts sanctions on Zimbabwe, ZANU-PF leadership

Harare - The European Union has extended and lifted a small number of sanctions against the African nation of Zimbabwe. However, EU members extended an arms embargo and development aid freeze. Restrictions have still been placed on President Robert Mugabe.

Zimbabwe state workers set to strike

Civil service unions in Zimbabwe are set to strike today Jan 19 after Public Service Minister, Lucia Matibenga, told media that she had no wish to discuss the matter.

Zimbabwe's octogenarian president to contest election next year

The 87-year-old president of Zimbabwe has refused to resign ahead of proposed elections next year. Robert Mugabe says he will stay on to lead the country against what he called a Western crusade for regime change in the southern African country.

Were Zimbabwe Opposition officials detained over security laws?

Harare - Officials from a splinter faction that split from Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change were briefly detained and later released without charge by Zimbabwean police. It is still unclear as to why the ministers are arrested.

Zimbabwe policeman imprisoned for 10 days for using Mugabe toilet

Bulawayo - A Zimbabwe policeman has been sentenced to 10 days in prison following his use of President Robert Mugabe's personal toilet. Relatives of the Bulawayo police officers are appealing for his immediate release.

Andy Flower signs contract to remain England cricket director

Former Zimbabwe cricket captain Andy Flower is to remain team director for the England side. The 43-year-old took over in 2009.

China signs $700 million loan to Zimbabwe for agriculture, health

Harare - The government of China has loaned the Zimbabwe government nearly $700 million Monday. The money would go towards the agriculture and health sector. But Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan is urging Zimbabwe to respect Chinese businesses.

Robert Mugabe loyalists attack Zimbabwe's white-owned farms

Harare - The white-owned farms have reported a surge in violent attacks against them by President Robert Mugabe's loyal supporters within the past week, which saw at least 16 farming lands raided.

Zimbabwe opposition figure acquitted, escapes death penalty

If he were found guilty of terrorism, Roy Bennett, a senior member of Zimbabwe's main opposition party the Movement for Democratic Change, could have faced the death penalty. The high court in Zimbabwe's capital of Harare decided otherwise.

Ahmadinejad meets Mugabe to talk political, economic cooperation

Tehran - The Iranian President is meeting with the Zimbabwean President to discuss political and economic cooperation between the two states as the Tehran leader is attempting to revive relations with African nations.

Black Zimbabweans to take over white-owned companies

Harare - Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe announced that white-owned companies must transfer majority of shares to black people in order to benefit the racially discriminated Zimbabweans.

Robert Mugabe re-elected as ZANU-PF party leader

Leader of the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front and President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe was re-elected as leader of his political party for another five-year term.

Uproar follows Nestlé's milk deal with the Mugabes

South Africans have reacted in furor after media reported that Nestlé is buying milk from dairy farms that were seized from white farmers between 2002 and 2004 and are now owned by president Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace.

Foreign businesses urged to invest in Zimbabwe mines

On Wednesday, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe held a two-day conference on his country's mining sector and urged the 850 foreign investors to invest in them, which accounts for 3.8 per cent of the nation's GDP.

Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai Speaks in Washington

The newest Prime Minister to Zimbabwe Morgan Tsvangirai, and the opponent of President Robert Mugabe, spoke in Washington, D.C. today appealing for foreign aid to the impoverished nation of Zimbabwe.

Indicted Sudanese President Visits Zimbabwe

Indicted President of Sudan Omar Hassan al-Bashir arrived in Zimbabwe on Saturday evening to meet with Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe. President al-Bashir was summoned by the International Criminal Court for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Robert Mugabe Inaugurated in Zimbabwe For New Five-Year Term

Zanu-PF party leader Robert Mugabe was sworn in for another five-year term as Zimbabwe's leader in an election where he was the only candidate.
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